Valley BaseStation 3 re-designed ‘from ground up’

The Valley Irrigation BaseStation 3 offers the latest in remote center pivot irrigation management. John Campbell, with Valley Irrigation, tells Brownfield Ag News that it’s re-designed from the ground up “to be the most flexible and the most powerful farm management tool available.” Boiling it all down, said Campbell, “it allows the grower to fit… Read more »

Squaring irrigation pivot circles

From 30,000 feet, irrigation pivot circles are a fixture of the Midwest where the machinery is used to get water to crops. John Kastl of Valley Irrigation explains that employing a corner irrigation option will gain a grower 23 acres of irrigated ground. With the price of land what it is, he tells Brownfield Ag… Read more »

Plains Equipment carries the latest from John Deere

New forage handling gear; application equipment and tractor engine technology are part of the John Deere line-up for 2014 at Plains Equipment. During Husker Harvest Days, District Manager Mike Mackie showed Brownfield Ag News what just came off Deere’s production line. The John Deere W235 self-propelled windrower has 35 more horsepower than the R450, which… Read more »

New technology products from John Deere

“We have a whole suite of new technology products that are getting ready to launch,” said Angel Armagost, with Plains Equipment Group, at Husker Harvest Days. “The newest things that are coming on the market will be wireless data transfer.” She explains to Brownfield Ag News that the new technology “will enable your field data… Read more »

Nutra-Flo offers PureGrade liquid plant food

In this HHD follow-up interview, Nutra-Flo agronomist Kelli Barnett visits with us about their PureGrade product line, a select group of low-salt, chloride free liquid fertilizer grades that Barnett says are high in orthophosphates and can be safely used in close proximity to the seeds, roots and foliage for better fertilizer efficiency. AUDIO: Kelli Barnett (2:36… Read more »

‘Preserving our agricultural heritage’

Joe Gangwish of Lexington, Nebraska is an “old farm machinery” enthusiast.   And he recently took his love of old tractors and other classic farm equipment items to the next level by creating a web site called IronRescue.com.  Gangwish says his objectives are to help people find a good home for their old equipment items and… Read more »

NARD announces first Hall of Fame inductees

The Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) held a news conference at Husker Harvest Days to announce the inaugural inductees of the Natural Resources District Hall of Fame.  Afterwards we visited with Joe Anderjaska of Imperial, chairman of NARD and a member of the Middle Republican NRD board of directors.  Along with the Hall of… Read more »

PERC’s Leitman counts propane’s many applications

There are likely more applications for propane-generated energy than one can think of off-hand. That’s not the case with Mark Leitman, director of business development and marketing for the Propane Education and Research Council. There may be some that escape him, but he’s hard to stump. Sure, the obvious is that one can cook with… Read more »

LG Seed customers saw all kinds of weather

Weather means something to Leonard Luebker. The LG Seeds agronomist easily reels off specific dates on which weather took peculiar turns, each creating stiff challenges for Midwestern corn growers. “We look at the third week of March and there wasn’t enough soil moisture hardly to get any crop out of the ground and then in… Read more »

Lindsay helps growers with variable rate irrigation

More and more irrigators are incorporating variable rate irrigation (VRI) into their irrigation programs.  We stopped by the Lindsay booth at Husker Harvest Days and asked VRI specialist  Aaron Sauser what’s new in that area. AUDIO: Aaron Sauser (1:21 MP3)